Luca Bosio Barolo D.O.C.G 2017
This Barolo is garnet-red in color, with fine aromas of chocolate, toast and spice from its aging in wood. It has great structure and big tannins.
The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in the Barolo region, at 300-to- 400 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 50 years, and they are grown in calcareous clay soil, Southwest and Southern-facing, After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks after a short period in contact with dry ice to increase complexity and aroma. Skin maceration takes place over 15 days, assuring good color and body. The wine spends 36 months in Slavonian oak casks, followed by six months in bottles before shipping.
This wine is a perfect accompaniment red meats like and pork, as well as an array of Italian cheeses, pastas and risotto.
Producer: Luca Bosio Vineyards
Wine Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Total Acidity: 5.3 G/L
Residual Sugar: 3.0 G/L
2017: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug/Sept 2021
2017: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, June 2021
2016: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate July 2020
2016: 90 Pts - Wine & Spirits "Best Buy", Dec 2020
2016: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2020
2014: 'Best Buy' - Wine & Spirits, Dec 2018
2010: 92 Pts 'Best Buy' - Wine & Spirits Dec. 2014
2009: 94 Pts 'Platinum Award' - San Diego International Wine Competition, Jan. 2015
2009: 93 Pts - 'Critics Gold' - Robert Whitley's Critic's Challenge, Aug 2014
2008: 'Best Buy' - Wine & Spirits The Collector's Issue, Dec. 2012